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Face To Face Meeting Exchange

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The renowned one-on-one Face to Face Meeting Exchange provides BANFF delegates with the opportunity to meet prospective partners or peers in the form of some of the world’s leading international development executives, producers, distributors, and agents. Specifically designed to be 10 minute exchanges, the program has enabled thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in transactions. In an ecosystem that thrives on connections, great content, and expertise, connect with people, ideas, and events that are of professional interest and maximize efficiencies!


*Advanced sign-up is required. A total of ten (10) Face to Face Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

General sign up opened on Monday May 15th at 12:00pm ET, on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up closes on Friday June 9th at 5:00pm ET.


Once onsite: Participants who have successfully secured a Face to Face spot(s) will be required to check in at the session room for processing 15-20 minutes prior to the session’s start time. Showing up late may result in your spot being taken. 


For those who did not secure a spot in advance, or would like a chance to secure additional spots, some space may become available onsite due to no-shows. Delegates can arrive at the session room 15-20 minutes before the session’s start time and take advantage of the wait line; the room monitor will process the line on a first-come, first-served basis.  


Philip Barnsdall Thompson, Table host
VP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America
Flame Distribution

Damon Berger, Table host
VP, Global Strategic Partnerships
Fullscreen Media

Wissam Chahine, Table host
Producer/Director. Head of Production
Orbit Productions, Orbit TV network

Maria Farano, Table host
Content Consultant & Executive Producer
Corus Entertainment

Nicky Forsman, Table host
Head of Development
OUTtv Network Inc

Sarah Fowlie, Table host
Director, Comedy Original Programming
Bell Media

Larry Grimaldi, Table host
SVP, Development and Production
MarVista Entertainment

Andrew Kelly, Table host
Director, Development
Entertainment One Television

Anthony Kimble, Table host
Cineflix Rights

Andreas Lemos, Table host
VP of Acquisitions, Co-Productions & North America Sales
Banijay Rights

Krista Look, Table host
Director, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment

Tom Mazza, Table host
EveryWhere Studios

Michelle Melanson (Cuperus), Table host
President/Executive Producer
Radical Sheep Productions

Sydni Naglie, Table host
Unscripted Acquisitions, North America
eOne Television International

Jane Rimer, Table host
Chief of International Business & Creative Development
Insight Production Company Ltd.

Joseph Schneier, Table host
VP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel

Adam Steinman, Table host
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production

Cheryl Taylor, Table host
BBC's Children's Head of Content
BBC Children's

Ian Whitehead, Table host
Head of Production & Producer

Steve Woolf, Table host
Head of Programming, OTT Video

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At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?


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